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Economic Development

Economic Development Plan

Black River-Matheson offers a number of competitive advantages not available in many other northern locations that can benefit all types of businesses. Our business directory provides our current and prospective residents with a complete listing of businesses in the area.

There are a host of opportunities for entrepreneurs to locate their business interests and benefit from emerging prospects in resource-based industries. As opportunities continue to grow and expand in various industry sectors, BRM is working to match emerging needs of businesses. 

Our Master and Economic Development Plans will serve as a both a goal and guide in working towards shared community goals. 

Economic Development Plan

Master Business Plan

Business Plan Report (2021)

Community Development for BRM

The Township of Black River-Matheson has developed a new Community Economic Development Strategic Plan that will explore opportunities to further grow a stronger economy, bolster financial sustainability, and drive an improved quality of life.

This section is intended to provide local businesses with information and resources pertinent to operating a business in the Township of Black River-Matheson.

Startup Communities is Startup Canada’s flagship program that supports and connects grassroots networks for entrepreneurship at the local and industry level. Startup Communities brings local entrepreneurship organizations for collaboration, connects local entrepreneurs with a national network, and provides entrepreneurs with opportunities. Find a local Startup Community in your area or start a community yourself.

2023 NeCN Tile Drainage Funding Program

The NeCN is looking to build a consortium of farmers looking to install tile drainage in 2024.  This project will not open until after our other projects close.  At the earliest, this will be April 2024.   The application requirements remain unchanged and as always 3 new quotes are required for projects over $25,000.

Please submit your completed application and all of your supporting documents by  Monday, May 15th 2023

When submitting an application, pay close attention to the wording that is required for the bank letter.  The wording must be the same as the example in the application (very few variations are acceptable).  Your bank letter needs to state,  “This letter verifies that NAME has $$ dollars to install tile on ## acres in 2024 and that at least 10% of these funds will be sourced from cash-on-hand or savings.” 

As always, projects completed before an official approval are at your own risk.

For full application please click here.

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